Book Image

Raspberry Pi Zero W Wireless Projects

By : Vasilis Tzivaras
Book Image

Raspberry Pi Zero W Wireless Projects

By: Vasilis Tzivaras

Overview of this book

The Raspberry Pi has always been the go–to, lightweight ARM-based computer. The recent launch of the Pi Zero W has not disappointed its audience with its $10 release. "W" here stands for Wireless, denoting that the Raspberry Pi is solely focused on the recent trends for wireless tools and the relevant use cases. This is where our book—Raspberry Pi Zero W Wireless Projects—comes into its own. Each chapter will help you design and build a few DIY projects using the Raspberry Pi Zero W board. First, you will learn how to create a wireless decentralized chat service (client-client) using the Raspberry Pi's features?. Then you will make a simple two-wheel mobile robot and control it via your Android device over your local Wi-Fi network. Further, you will use the board to design a home bot that can be connected to plenty of devices in your home. The next two projects build a simple web streaming security layer using a web camera and portable speakers that will adjust the playlist according to your mood. You will also build a home server to host files and websites using the board. Towards the end, you will create free Alexa voice recognition software and an FPV Pi Camera, which can be used to monitor a system, watch a movie, spy on something, remotely control a drone, and more. By the end of this book, you will have developed the skills required to build exciting and complex projects with Raspberry Pi Zero W.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Home Bot

In the previous chapter, we have seen, step by step, how we can easily create a simple two-wheeled mobile robot. Further development can be done by implementing a home bot. Thus, your mobile robot will be able to communicate with your home bot and execute some scheduled tasks. So, in this chapter, we will see how we can build and develop an automated home bot assistant. Home bots are quite popular nowadays, since they automate things and actions in our home, a place where we spend the most time of our lives. The scenario that we will implement in this chapter is simple. Our Raspberry Pi Zero W will be connected to a sensor and it will send a notification back to our mobile phone if something occurs. We will cover a list of different topics, as follows:

  • Introduction to home bots
  • Socket programming
  • Home automation